Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 11, pgs. 423-471 Summary & Analysis

Ronald Takaki
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Chapter 11, pgs. 423-471 Summary and Analysis

Filipinos are the largest group of Asian immigrants. They did not concentrate in any one area. Most of the second wave came from urban areas and many were women and professional or technical workers. Many immigrated because of the corruption and repression of the Marcos regime. In spite of their professional status or education, they worked for low wages. Many did not practice their professions because of licensing requirements. There was a great deal of underemployment, and many became self-employed because of this and discrimination.

Many Koreans immigrated to the United States after 1965. Most settled in big cities and established Koreatown and many operated their own small business. Approximately seventy percent have college degrees when they immigrate and they bring their families with them.

Even though Korea had experienced rapid industrialization, many people immigrated for better job...

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